I was hired as a contractor for a six month project in their procurement department and had high hopes to develop my negotiating and drafting skills. I was told they were desperate for new people and that they "routinely" renew contractor assignments. However, after only a month, the director terminated my contract without warning or explanation. Although extremely disappointed, I know I can take what I learned there about negotiating software contacts and take it to the next level and make more $$$. It is truly their loss.
Great work/like balance. Interesting work. Nice people.
Don't expect to get hired as a permanent employee if hired first as a contractor, there's a long line ahead of you.